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Daoist Qigong and Meditation: a genre overview from Robert Coons

August 1, 2023 1 Min Read

Robert Coons presentation from the event on 29th July from the Penglai Internal Alchemy Fellowship: Decoding Daoist Qigong and Meditation. In this lecture Robert will explain the current scholarly consensus in China about the major styles of Daoist Qigong and Meditation and what this means to students of the genre. The class will include:

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Free Seminar on Daoist Meditation July 29

July 27, 2023 6 Min Read

A quick correction about the times. The speakers start at 10 and finish at 12:45 with time for questions. Free Seminar July 29: When: Saturday July 29, 10 AM – 12:45 PM EST, Where: ZOOM, How much: free for everyone. The last Saturday this July the Penglai Internal Alchemy Fellowship is happy to offer our first online seminar where we will be learning Internal Alchemy theory and practice and Daoist…

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Working towards B Corp – making CIVIC a force for good

July 7, 2023 3 Min Read

“Our most challenging problems cannot be solved by governments and nonprofits alone. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps commit to positively impact all stakeholders – workers, communities, customers, and our planet”. – It’s statements like this that resonated with the people in CIVIC and it’s the reason we’ve started to work towards B Corp and widen what we consider when we make decisions. One of the reasons…

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Bai zi bei: Hundred Character Tablet

May 4, 2023 1 Min Read

呂祖百字碑 To nourish the vital breath, keep watch in silence;In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.The true and constant must respond to phenomena;Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused. When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by…

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The interest we have in problems is so intense

April 26, 2023 0 Min Read

The interest we have in problems is so intense that at some point we take our identity from those problems. Without them, it seems like we would not know who we are as a community. Many of the strongest advocates for change would lose their sense of identity if the change they desired ever occurred.”  Peter Block, Community: The Structure of Belonging

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The Eisenhower Method

April 24, 2023 5 Min Read

The Eisenhower Method, also known as the Eisenhower Matrix, is a popular productivity method that helps individuals prioritise their tasks based on their level of importance and urgency. Named after former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, known for his ability to manage his time. Plans are nothing; planning is everything US President Dwight D. Eisenhower What is The Eisenhower Method? He recognised some tasks are more important than others, and…

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Taixi jing: Classic of Embryonic Breathing

March 25, 2023 1 Min Read

高上玉皇胎息經 The Celestial Lord Jade Emperor said: The embryo is produced from the qi within. The qi has the embryo within the breath. When the qi enters the body, this is life. When the shen leaves the body, this is death. Knowing shen and qi, longevity is possible. So do not depart from nourishing shen and qi. When the shen moves, the qi moves. When the shen abides, the qi…

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Zhen Qi Yun Xing

August 16, 2022 8 Min Read

History This approach was refined over 60 years of study and teaching by Dr Li Shao Bo, intending to give a method for improving health. The practices can also be seen as a simple way to grasp the foundations of NeiDan or Daoist internal alchemy. Posture The practice can be done in all four primary postures, and over time the practitioner should work to make this their natural state. The…

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Dao De Jing – Translation by Lin Yutang

August 11, 2022 44 Min Read

1. On the Absolute Tao The Tao the can be told ofIs not the Absolute Tao;The Names that can be givenAre not Absolute Names. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;The Named is the Mother of All Things. Therefore:Oftentimes, one strips oneself of passionIn order to see the Secret of Life;Oftentimes, one regards life with passion,In order to see its manifest forms. These two (the Secret and its…

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